Centenary of Tea Cultivation -Stamps of Ceylon 1967.

Centenary of Tea Cultivation -Stamps of Ceylon 1967.

Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka) issued a 50 Cents stamp on Centenary of Tea Cultivation in Ceylon on 10 Jul 1967.

CEYLON TEA CENT
CEYLON 1967-CENTENARY OF TEA CULTIVATION

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First day Cover on Arabic Coffee Tools – United Arab Emirates – 2013

First day Cover on Arabic Coffee Tools – United Arab Emirates – 2013

UAE issued a miniature sheet and four stamps on Arabic Coffee Tools on 24 Dec 2013.

The First Day Cover is listed.

UAE FDC ARABIC COFFEE TOOLS
UAE FDC 2013-ARABIC COFFEE TOOLS

Stamps on Arabic Coffee Tools – United Arab Emirates – 2013

Stamps on Arabic Coffee Tools – United Arab Emirates – 2013

UAE issued a miniature sheet and four stamps on Arabic Coffee Tools on 24 Dec 2013.

The stamps feature Al Dallah or bakraj -A traditional pot used to make coffee

Al fanajin – Espresso sized cups in which black coffee is served.

Arabic Coffee or Qahweh Arabiyya in the unfiltered version of coffee brewed from arabica beans.

MS UAE COFFEE TOOLS
MS UAE ARABIC COFFEE TOOLS 2013

Sri Lanka Aerogramme on Ceylon Tea.

Sri Lanka Aerogramme on Ceylon Tea.

Sri Lanka issued an aerogramme on Ceylon Tea. The aerogramme features a cup of Tea and Tea Leaves. The original Face Value of Aerogramme was Twelve Sri Lankan Rupees which was uprated to 18 and then to Rupees 25. An uprated Rs 25 Aerogramme is listed. These were issued between 2003-2007.

SRI LANKA AEROGRAMME CEYLON TEA
SRI LANKA AEROGRAMME CEYLON TEA
SRI LANKA AEROGRAMME CEYLON TEA OVPT
SRI LANKA AEROGRAMME CEYLON TEA UPRATED VALUE

Amul Milk Co-Operative Anand – Special Cover 2003

Amul Milk Co-Operative Anand – Special Cover 2003

In the early 1940s, The British Government decided to improve the quality of milk in Bombay City. The Bombay Municipal Corporation Milk Supply Scheme was started in 1945. Polson a private enterprise at Anand organised a strong network of contractors and traders to procure milk from farmers of Khaira District of Anand. The company made the minimum price to farmers and reaped big profits by selling it at high prices to Bombay Municipal Corporation. The farmers complained to Sardar Vallabhai Patel who advocated Milk Cooperatives which gave rise to Amul Dairy Co-Operative.

The First Farmers integrated Diary Co-operative was established in Anand town of Kaira District of Gujarat in 1946, to fight against the exploitation of farmers by private traders. This co-operative is popularly known as AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited). AMUL was a result of a powerful socio-economic movement which shook the British Bureaucracy.

Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel (1903-1994) was the founder of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union and later the Amul co-operative movement in Anand. He is known as the father of the Co-operative movement in India. He was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Ramo Magsaysay award for Community Leadership.

Dr Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)- Tribhuvandas Patel picked up Verghese Kurien as a young manager for the co-operative movement. He helped in setting up the AMUL cooperative and is known as Father of White Revolution in India. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize among so many other awards.

A Special Cover was issued at Anand on 03 Oct 2003 on Birth Centenary of Tribhuvandas Patel. It features the AMUL logo and photograph of Tribhuvandas Patel and Dr V Kurien.

INDIA S CVR AMUL KURIEN
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2003 – AMUL ,TRIBHUVANDAS PATEL & DR V KURIEN

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia -Ayurveda and Waterfalls- Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia – Stamps on World Tourism Day 2011

Sri Lanka Post issued a set of 10 stamps on 27 Sep 2011 to mark World Tourism Day. Different themes were featured on each of the stamps capturing the enchanting beauty of this Island nation.

Sri Lankan Rupees 15 – Theme Bliss  – Isle of bliss. Ayurveda bath in aromatic oils and tropical flowers will breathe life into you.

Sri Lankan Rupees 15 – Theme Scenic – Waterfalls. Tea gardens. Ceylon Tea and cascading waters.

SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2
SRI LANKA TOURISM FDC 2011

 

Stamps of Bhutan – Handicrafts and Craftsmen – 1975.

Stamps of Bhutan – Handicrafts and Craftsmen – 1975.

On 17 Dec 1975 Bhutan issued a set of nine stamps and one miniature sheet on Handicrafts and Craftsmen.

1 Ch – Jewelry     2 Ch- Coffee Pot, Hand Bell & Sugar Dish   3 Ch -Powder Horns

4 Ch- Filigree( Delicate Jewellery Metalwork),  Pendants and Box Cover

5 Ch – Painter.

A Cover cancelled at Phuntsholing is listed.

bhutan handicrafts
BHUTAN 1975 – HANDICRAFTS